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Organic Eating: Made Easy April 19, 2010

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Stephanie Wright

Going Green is all about helping the Earth, and while we are thinking of new ways to preserve the world, we also have a chance to think of new ways to help ourselves. What we put into our bodies is just as important as what we put into this Earth. I chose this topic because I had made it a New Year’s resolution of mine to eat healthier. Going into this project I had questions and concerns about whether or not organic food was actually healthier than other foods, and why it was more expensive.

  • I learned that organic food is more about the process of how it was made rather than the product.
  • There are only 4 countries where the Organic Food Industry is regulated: United States, Canada, Europe, and Japan.
  • Up until the beginning of the 20th Century, all foods were known as organic.

Q: What is Organic Food?

A: It is food produced by farmers who use methods aimed at minimizing the amount of pollution from the air, soil and water.

There are specific guidelines that farmers have to follow in order for their food to carry a label stating that it is ‘USDA Certified Organic’. I have provided a cookbook, that contains a full course of recipes, to show that it is easy to start living a sustainable life.

Project: sustainability

Sources Cited:

Knorr, Dietrich. Sustainable Food Systems. Westport, Conn., AVI Publishing Company, 1983. Print.

Canavari, Maurizio, and Kent D. Olson. Organic Food Consumers’ Choices and Farmers’ Opportunities. New York: Springer Science+Business Media, 2007. Print.

Epicurious

USDA: Alternative farming Systems

The New Ecologist

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Easy Meatless Recipies for Greener Eating

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Danielle Shelp and Nicole Daley

We choose vegetarianism as our topic because neither of us  eat meat having both been a vegetarian and a vegan for many years. We believe that not only is it beneficial to the animals to substain from meat but it’s beneficial to our health and the environment. We researched how being a vegetarian contributes to the green movement and discovered that it is actaully one of the number one ways you can help save  the environment. Giving up meat makes the biggest impact when it comes to reducing your carbon footprint, and many people are not  aware of this fact. We choose to write a cookbook because it’s an easy way to show people how it’s not hard to make meatless meals. We hoped it would inspire even meat lovers to consider trying these delicious recipies instead of meat filled meals once in a while. Not everyone is going to be a vegetarian but even skipping a few meaty meals is beneficial to the environment. we hope to spread the word of our cookbook via the internet and our informative presentation. printing out many copies of our book is not sustainable so we hope people can use the webpage to create our recipies.

Project: easy meatless recipes for greener eating

Links:

Reducing the Consumption of Meat Will Help Lessen Hunger

Reducing Meat Consumption Will Help Conserve the Environment

Milk Sucks!

choose veg

Happy cow

the veggietable

veg cooking